Coral Gillespie Webber, of Dunstable, MA, formally of Bedford and Chelmsford, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH with her family by her side. Born on July 17, 1941 in Stoneham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Ella B. Gillespie. She graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1959 and The University of Vermont School of Nursing in 1963 where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Registered Nursing degrees. She married David Hartwell Webber with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2013. Coral began her career as a public health nurse for the Town of Bedford. She then worked in the labor and delivery room at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and then joined a private obstetrical/ gynecology practice. Besides her husband, David Hartwell Webber of Dunstable, she is survived by three daughters, Kris and her husband Brad Porter of Spencer, MA, Heidi and her husband Les Novak of Dunstable, MA, and Julie and her husband Christopher Comeau of Lunenburg, MA. Six grandchildren: George, Shawn, Brandon, Jared, Mariah and Gabrielle; two great grandchildren: Noah and Brockton. She was predeceased by her brother David Hutton Gillespie. Coral enjoyed spending time at her cottage Windswept in North Eastham on Cape Cod with family and friends. She stabled horses at her home and rode for pleasure and as a member of the New England Horse and Trail Association. She also showed her miniature horses. A collie dog was always part of her life, the last being Owen. Coral was a member of the Dunstable Friends of the Library, Dunstable Grange #31 and Middlesex County 4-H Organization as a visual presentation judge. It being her wishes, all services will be private. Coral also wished that contributions be made in her memory to Birthing Center c/o Emerson Health Care Foundation, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742.
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Published in The Bedford Minutemen from Dec. 28, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014